How to use the online timetable

August 17, 2016

If you’re new to university, the online timetable can take some time to get used to.

How do I get to the timetables?

The link to Timetable is on the UniLife homepage, in the blue 'Your Study’ segment. This 20-second video shows you where:

How do I display my timetable?

Use the 'Student Group Timetable’ and 'Grid Style’ option to display your own timetable. This 45-second video shows you how:

What does it all mean? How do I read the timetable?

This 4-minute video shows you how to interpret your timetable:

In particular:

  • Timetable Week Numbers start in the middle of summer, so the start of teaching is not week one.
  • You can display the timetable for “full academic year”, or by term, or by week.
  • If it looks like there are more than one things taking place at the same time in a full year / term view, then there are differences between weeks. Try viewing the timetable week by week.
  • Timetable listings include the module code, lecturing staff names, room location and week numbers.
  • You can use the 'Find a Room’ tool to identify where a room is located.
  • Induction timetables are not included in the Teaching Timetable.

I don’t know which Student Group I am in!

If you are a new student, you will be allocated to a Student Group during induction week. That is one of the reasons why it is crucial for you to attend your academic induction sessions! If you are a returning student, your Student Group will depend on your module choices.

If you want to talk to someone about Student Groups, you can try contacting your Course Leader. His / her details will be in the Course Handbook on UniLearn.

However, even without knowing the exact group, you may find that you can still learn some things about your timetable online. This 2-minute video gives you examples:

  • You can display several groups at the same time.
  • This can help you spot compulsory modules, and you may see whether any particular days or half days are free for all groups.
  • For returning students, each combination of module choices generates its own Student Group
  • Returning students may need to know the module codes of their chosen optional modules to identify their Student Group

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